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Could $139K payout have helped Amanda Knox? Published: October 4, 2013

(CBS) - Would $139,000 have been too high a price for Amanda Knox to have paid to stack the courtroom odds in her favor? That may be the question that Knox's defense team should have considered, as they prepared for trial, this summer.

The second trial session for the American student, what one Italian website is calling an "international reality show", was again underway today in Italy. Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are defending themselves against charges they murdered Meredith Kercher in Perugia in November 2007. The trial is scheduled to run into December. But Knox-Sollecito trials can be like popular corn mazes: once you're in, there's no real good way of predicting when you'll get out.

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